Forza Horizon 3 is racing towards a write-off

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Forza Horizon 3 isn't long for this world. We're fast approaching the fourth anniversary since launch, and that's likely when it'll run out of gas ā€“ at least for new buyers.

Microsoft will retire Forza Horizon 3 in the near future, likely around or on September 27th. It's officially called 'End of Life', indicating that no one will be able to purchase Forza Horizon 3 or any of its DLCs. However, multiplayer and online services will still be accessible, meaning Microsoft isn't pulling the plug on the servers.



Forza Horizon 3 is heading towards 'End of Life' status, and we're celebrating the Australian festival with a sale on the Standard and Ultimate Editions! Visit https://t.co/2IZtzgkotM for all the details! pic.twitter.com/fM7HugVtCh

ā€” Forza Horizon (@ForzaHorizon) August 11, 2022

It's an annual story in one form or another. Last year, Forza Motorsport 6 was announced to be delisted as it approached the game's fourth year on the market. In 2022, it was the same with Forza Horizon 2. Microsoft enters into four-year license agreements for the cars and/or music in these games, and they are to be delisted when those license rights expire.

So as Forza Horizon 3 takes its victory lap, anyone who doesn't already have it can pick it up for cheap. It's on sale right now with the base game for $9,89, the Expansion Pass for $10,49 (includes Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels add-ons), and the Ultimate Edition is $20,99. $.XNUMX (which includes car pass and VIP perks, but doesn't include add-ons).



However, you might want to press your luck and wait a bit. Forza Horizon 2 was included as a game with a Gold gift just before it was delisted. With no more money to make, why not just give it away and say it's a good buy for the month? However, that may not be what's happening with Forza Horizon 3, as it's due to be retired before the end of September. It can't quite fit into the month-long giveaway anymore, so maybe it's not meant to be in the Game with Gold range.


I would like to use this as a last opportunity to remember the days when I advocated running over crocodiles in your Lamborghini. I stand by my words of four years ago.


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